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The School of Everyday Weirdness


Get creative and stretch your imagination with this series of workshops and classes for adults, facilitated by the local illustrator and multidisciplinary artist MJ Robinson. No specific art or creative experience is necessary; any person with questions and curiosities about our world may attend.


X Marks the Spot

Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7:30pm, Mount Pleasant Library

A creative workshop from the crumpled map of everyday weirdness. Using simple map-drawing exercises, we will navigate our memories and find treasures to prompt creative writing or comic-making.



Paper People for Grownups

Tuesday, December 14th, 6-7:30pm, Mt. Pleasant Library

A creative workshop on remembering and becoming from the healing paper cut of everyday weirdness. Bring a friend or glide solo into this relaxed, one and a half hour crafting session. We will reminisce on early fashion choices of our younger selves and design paper dolls as manifestations of our fullest future selves.



Into the Rabbit Hole: A Course on Creative Research

Tuesdays, February 1st through March 1st, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Mt. Pleasant Library

A five-week course on creative research from the deep berry thicket of everyday weirdness. Our group of explorers will practice techniques for research that they don't necessarily teach you in school. This course will be especially useful for people on the verge of a new creative project or stuck or blocked in the middle of one. Into the Rabbit Hole is for any person with questions and curiosities about our world; no specific art or creative experience is necessary. You’ll go deep into (metaphorical) tunnels and brambles to emerge with arms full of juicy berries you didn’t even know existed!



MJ Robinson

is an illustrator and multidisciplinary artist in the school of everyday weirdness (ew school). Their stories, drawings, and comics create portals into real and imagined worlds for kids of all ages. Lately, MJ is inspired by nature, local histories and futures, miniatures, folklore, and ghost stories. In their work as an educator and community organizer, MJ encourages playful creative visioning in movements for social justice—with a particular focus on racial and environmental justice, and LGBTQIA2S+ joy and well-being in Providence, RI and beyond. Follow their adventures at



Have questions about the series? Email Lee Smith at

Thank you to the Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library for sponsoring this programming series.